Wiesbauer Adds Terex Demag AC 700 All-Terrain Crane to Fleet

Crane company Wiesbauer handles heavy lifting jobs all over Germany and in its bordering countries. For years, the Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany-based company has relied on Terex Demag for its large capacity cranes.

Recently, the company updated its range of large cranes with a new Terex Demag AC 700 all-terrain crane • Wiesbauer's fourth crane in the 700- to 800-ton lifting capacity class. Upon delivery, the AC 700 was fully-equipped and included a 160-ton counterweight, a Sideways Superlift (SSL), a main boom extension of up to 118 feet, a rigid fly jib of up to 164 feet, and a luffing fly jib with a length of up to 315 feet.

Wiesbauer's first mission for the AC 700 was to travel directly from the Terex Demag factor in Zweibrucken to the Port of Heilbronn to lift heavy loads at the wharf. From there, five MAN marine engines were transferred to a cargo ship by means of a tandem lift with a second AC 700. Each engine weighed 225 tons.

“What is unusual about this transfer is that with the number of motors involved, the crane must be moved through ballasting and be re-positioned several times in order to move the engines from the back to the front area of the wharf,” said Marco Wilhelm, technical field service. “Because of this, both 700 tonners were equipped with short telescoped booms, as well as a 100-ton part ballast.”